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"Nines at Republic" Long Island Rail Road & Kawasaki Heavy Industry's M9 Test Train head west past the former Republic Station on LIRR Main Line, 3/11/2019. The six car train is making several runs throughout the LIRR system, testing each function the railcars have to offer. Republic station, which opened in 1940, served Republic Airport and employees of Fairchild Aircraft manufacturing company until being closed in 1980. All that remains are the staircases that lead passengers from NY Route 110 to the platform which are seen in the foreground and background of this photo. Photo/Archive/Info: Greg Grice
Steve: Nice picture of the new M9 test train passing westward at Republic. This photo was taken
from the eastbound platform access stairway (closed) from NYS 110. I took notice to one error in
your post: Republic Station was closed in 1986 as new stations with high-level platforms opened
as part of the Hicksville-Ronkonkoma Electrification replacing low-level platform facilities.
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS